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thrill-seeker, nick watt, went along for the ride. >> reporter: sailing, but not as we knew it. a gigantic catamaran, in san francisco bay sailing too close to the wind. the most advanced yacht on earth, capsizing this fall. on these boats, that's not even a sail. it's a carbon fiber wing. and the sailors, well, they're gymed-out beefcakes, suited up like football players. >> it's not always putting on blazers and sitting on the side with a gin and tonic. >> reporter: that's what i thought. rich, portly men, with one hand on the tiller and a faceoff, for a hunk of silver, called the americas cup. then, i went out as a guest racer with jimmy spizle, a no-nonsense aussie. he won it for the u.s. in 2010. these catamarans can fly nearly 50 miles per hour. it is terrifying. sailing has finally entered the 21st century, fueled by larry ellison's billions and a band of young, brash athletes. sailing is now getting the fans that flock to nascar. >> you can see what's happening on the water. you can capsize these boats. you can crash them hard. these boats are pushing hard. you push too
're awake, and that may be disturbing considering the modern santa trend. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: it's cold, silent night. the latest in a long line of movies in which santa was bad. >> christmas eve is the scariest damn night of the year. >> the santa costume is right. there's too much imbibing of the christmas cheer. >> reporter: from "southpark." >> we meet again, jesus. >> reporter: to "american horror story." >> what do you say we blow this pop stand. >> reporter: they love to turn the embodiment of goodness into evil. >> christmas has a dark side, too. >> it's a tried and tested theatrical christmas. >> reporter: it's scary like a clown is scary. evil behind a jolly mask. it's scary like the original "silent night" is scary, back from 1984. >> it was deemed sort of sacrilegious to make santa this figure. >> you people have nothing to be proud of, even if you made a few bucks off all the negative publicity. your profits truly are blood money. >> reporter: it's funny, like dan aykroyd in "trading places." and it's funny like a local news story about a grumpy mall
addictive to american audiences? abc's nick watt got a rare access to the set to find out. >> rolling, quiet, please. action. >> reporter: here we are behind the scenes of "downton abbey" filmed in a real castle, not a sound stage. >> you can come up. it's a girl. >> reporter: a sneak peek at the series about to hit your screens, perhaps the most unlikely smash hit on american tv. it's just so downright british. but it's a soap opera so soaked in history that even pseudo intellects confess their love of it. a blend of crumbling bricks, corsets, men dying in their own beds and englishness. >> of course. would happen to a foreigner. it's typical. >> don't be ridiculous. >> i'm not being ridiculous. no englishman would dream of dying in someone else's house. >> reporter: hugh bonnville plays the patriarch trying to marry off his three daughters the keep the estate in the family. >> you could stay here if you married matthew. >> you know i'd never marry any man that i was told to. >> reporter: it's unexpected formula for a ratings bonanza. >> someone said it's like crack. >> it is. it's crack wi
-sections or get hitched. we asked abc's lucky guy, nick watt, to visit the mecca of good fortune, las vegas. >> reporter: we're counting down to midnight to december 12th, 2012. we're in vegas. >> welcome to the world famous little white chapel. in about five minutes, it will be 12-12-12 and all these couples will be married and they'll be happy. >> reporter: if only life were that simple. why are you getting married in the middle of the night in las vegas? >> it's the earliest we could do it on 12-12-12. >> reporter: special moment follows special molt. >> you may now kiss your bride. >> once in a lifetime and that's what we're supposed to be doing here. >> reporter: your dad got married here? >> yeah, some years ago. one of his marriages. >> reporter: you think it's lucky? >> yeah, it's got to be lucky. >> reporter: why? >> 12 itself is a very spiritual, lucky number. it's a number of completion. >> reporter: really? >> people just really resonate with that strong repetition and symbolism of having one number. >> reporter: we like to look for order in the chaos of life. 12-12-12 is order,
hear from nick watt, the holiday shopping season is not over yet. >> reporter: we have just entered the final frantic hours of gift buying. you look stressed. >> i have a little anxiety. i'm not going the lie. i'm tripping out. >> reporter: there are crumbs of comfort. the sign says the delayed gifts might be the best. number one, frugality i vap rates. you throw money at the problem. number two, you make a gut instinct decision. >> you want to buy a sweater for your wife. if you think about it too much, you may outthink yourself and not make a good choice. >> reporter: you to feel you perform better under pressure? >> absolutely. you have to make a good decision. you have to make a decision. >> reporter: stores stay open for the last-minute larrys. target until 10:00 p.m. walgreen's is open christmas day. another advantage of last minute is the sales have already begun. the late bird can catch the best worm. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> happy shopping, everybody. >>> some shoppers may have been waiting for the sales to begin. others may be proe contrast narts like many of u
tickets and convenience store candy, but procrastination does have an up side. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: we've entered the final, hectic 30 hours of gift buying. you look quite stressed? >> i have anxiety right now. i'm not going to lie. i'm tripping out. i just want to make sure everyone's taken care of. >> reporter: there are crumbs of comfort. signs say the late gift just might be the best gift. number one -- frugality evaporates, you throw money at the pressing problem and spend more. number two -- under pressure, you make gut instinct decisions. >> let's say you want to buy a sweater for your wife, if you think about it too much, you might outthink yourself and may not make a good choice. >> reporter: do you feel you perform best under pressure? >> absolutely. >> reporter: do you always do it last minute? >> absolutely, yes. that's the only way to do it. you have no more time, you have to make a good decision. >> reporter: ron claiborne started his shopping this morning. >> i could never get focused until the 23rd, the 24th, sometimes not until the 25th. >> reporter: s
't get much better. i'm nick watt for "nightline" in london. >> nick, the tourists were just being polite. thanks to you, though. thank you for watching abc news, good morning america will be with you in the morning. we leave you tonight with a look at the important people who have brought "nightline" to you over the past year. we hope you have a happy holiday and will see you here tomorrow. the past year. >>> up next on "jimmy kimmel live" samuel l. jackson. >> i think you are known for cursing more than anyone else. >> why is that? >> because you curse all the time. >> the cast of "jersey shore" and this year in unnecessary sensorship. >> i p
's modern parents, do? here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: kate's already broken one rule, royal brides are supposed to be pregnant within a year of the wedding. the role of the princess mum is not easy. diana tried to tear up the rule book. william, the first heir to the throne ever born in a hospital, not a palace. diana, the first royal mum to dare complain of morning sickness. also to fall asleep in public when her pregnancy was still a secret. traditionally royals didn't actually see much of their kids. but not diana. >> she wanted to be as present for her children as she possibly could. >> reporter: there were some royal rules diana could not shake. apparently william was induced, so the birth didn't interrupt prince charles' polo schedule. and the queen, not diana's own mum, was her first visitor. and the name, traditional, of course. bookies' favorites right now for kate and william's first born are george and anne. time has also ironed out the arcane and the downright barbaric. it was nearly 500 years ago that henry viii executed a wife who failed to produce a male heir. and it
of speculation. >> of course. the royal family has centuries of tradition to follow here. but as abc's nick watt reports, this 21st century mother-to-be, is likely to put her own spin on a very modern family. >> reporter: kate's already broken one rule. royal brides are supposed to be pregnant within a year of the wedding. the role of a princess mum is not easy. diana tried to tear up the rule book. william, the first heir to the throne ever born in a hospital, not a palace. diana, the first royal mum to dare complain of morning sickness. and also, to fall asleep in public when her pregnancy was still a secret. traditionally, royals didn't see much of her kids. but not diana. >> she wanted to be as present for her children as she possibly could. >> reporter: there were some royal rules that diana could not shake. the birth was induced not to disrupt the polo schedule. and the queen, not her own mum, was her first visitor. and the name, traditional, of course. bookies' favorites for kate and williams' first born are george and anne. time has gone to the arcane and the barbaric. it was nearly 500
that just did not fit right with the host. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: renee durette was on a roll. >> i would like to solve. seven swans a swimmin'. >> yeah, that's -- i can't accept that. >> reporter: renee denied. because in those "12 days of christmas," the swans ain't swimmin' they're swimming -- with the "g." that one lost letter cost durette nearly $4,000. cue online outrage, was the brave-faced durette robbed? it has happened before. this couple on fox's "million dollar money drop" guessed post-it notes came before the walkman. wrong. they lost $800,000. "right," screamed the internet hordes. and fox admitted a research error and offered them another shot. season one of abc's "who wants to be a millionaire," this guy guessed huron is the second biggest great lake. computer said he was wrong. >> david, i'm sorry. it was lake michigan. >> reporter: it turned out, he was right. he came back for a do-over and went home with $125,000. game show gaffes are very, very rare. after the scandals of the 1950s when shows like "twenty one" were fixed to keep telegenic contestants in the
. and this. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> it was so much fun to watch today. that is the broadcast for tonight. "gma" first thing in the morning. for diane and all of us, good night. >>> stoont a new offensive against crime in oakland. they're bringing in a heavy hitter. >> a quiet neighborhood shattered by gunfire. a screaming 911 call"Ñ$> leaves her a fatal shooting by police. >> if you've borrowed money from a pay day lender you may be able to collect your share share of a settlement. >> back on storm watch. homeowners cleaning up after a wet holiday weekend with more rain headed our way. >> here is the latest crime scene in oakland. another neighborhood shooting. tonight, though, a new attempt to fight crime is about to get underway this, one holds promise. good evening. i'm cheryl jengs. >> i'm dan ashley. one of the most prominent crime fighters to help reverse the spire yafl violence. william j bratten, police chief in los angeles for seven years. now, a senior advisor for a corporate security firm based in new york. we're live tonight. what is the plan there? >> this isu/
back for another look. and who wouldn't want a kicker who can do this. and this. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> so much fun to watch today. that is the broadcast for tonight. "gma" first thing in the morning. for diane and all of us, good night.
the life of elizabeth vargas, otherwise known as an a-lister. >> yeah, no, sorry. >> we sent out nick watt with his very own entourage, his very own fans, his very own paparazzi. >> nick's having a little too much fun. >> how you can buy being famous for a day. >> really? >> only nick watt could do this with the style he has. >>> first, we're going start this morning on a serious note with ron. the latest on secretary of state hillary clinton who has been hospitalized. >> the new health scare for secretary of state clinton. she's in a new york city hospital right now undergoing a treatment for a blood clot. the clot was discovered during a followup exam for a concussion earlier this month. she was hospitalized for a blood clot once before in 1998 when campaigning as first lady. and prior to the discovery of the clot, she was scheduled to return to work this week. >>> meanwhile, the country is just hours away from going over the so-called "fiscal cliff." and as the clock ticks, republicans and democrats in congress are still butting heads. vice president joe biden is now directly involved i
americans scrambling for gifts still. nick watt has the last-minute rush. >> you look quite stressed. >> i have a little anxiety right now. i won't lie. i am tripping out. i want to make sure everybody is taken care of. >> the sign says the late gift may be the best gift. you throw money at the pressing problem and then spend more. number two, under pressure you make a gut instinct decision. >> say you want to buy a sweater for your wife. if you think about it too much, you may out think yourself and you may not make a good choice. >> do you feel you perform best under pressure? >> absolutely. >> do you always do it last minute? >> absolutely. that's the only way to do it. you have to make a good decision. >> ron claiborne started his shopping this morning. >> i could never get focused until the 23rd and the 24th ready. 24th and sometimes not until the 25th. >> see, he is making great choices. >> stores stay open for the last-minute larrys. target until 10:00 p.m. and walgreens is open christmas day. >> are you a procrastinator by nature? >> kind of. >> good luck. >> thank you. >> it will
to the racetrack, all to encourage more people to adopt rescue dogs. abc's nick watt went along for the amazing ride. >> reporter: this could be the beginning of the end for human kind. until now, we were the only species to have ever driven a car. that's porter, a bearded collie. driving around a racetrack on live tv monday. a doggy driving test. >> good boy. >> reporter: is he driving a stick? >> good boy. >> reporter: this is a mind melt. i thought dogs talking on youtube was weird enough. >> want potatoes? >> reporter: then, the spca went to take dogs through intensive driving training. >> accelerator. feet on the steering wheel. the brake here. >> reporter: and there's the giant schnauzer showing off his new trick in a modified mini. finally, the paws to the pedal test. his test, porter, made it around that bend. he did it. then, he ate some dirt. some of us are lousy parkers. and we have opposable thumbs. i don't like this. now, dogs are driving cars. last weekend, that monkey was found wearing a jacket in ikea. the mayans said the world is supposed to end next week. i don't know. i'm fee
's nick watt with the dish. >> the pudding. >> reporter: the christmas pudding has been a fixture on british tables for centuries. even before in "a christmas carol." >> looks like the best you've ever made, my dear. >> reporter: christmas pudding is basically a sloppy fruitcake. mix it up months in advance and it matures. >> we keep our puddings for a year, even two years. they're wonderful. >> reporter: christmas morning, the pudding sweats long and slow in what looks like old underpants and brits can't get enough. and they fly off the shelves at $60 a pop. strangely, there's not much of an export market. >> other nationalities don't really get this. >> reporter: american traditions can be traced back to the early settlers. >> christmas pudding was banned by the puritans because it was considered an invention of babylon. how bad can that be? >> alcohol, fruits, almonds, and steaming as much as possible. >> reporter: that's the "nightline" producer in london. he makes his own pudding. we're going to find some foreigners and force them to eat it. >> it's much better than fruitcake
next year. abc's nick watt got a kick out of him. >> reporter: he's never actually played football, but he can do this and this with a pig skin. the life long soccer player with a killer left foot, he bought his first football last year when his soccer team disbanded. >> it was either find a new team or find a new hobby. that's why i started kicking. >> reporter: and he made this youtube video. that's his brother catching from the sunroof of a moving car. he admits, some kicks took multiple takes. hundreds of thousands of hits later, an e-mail arrives from the new york jets, inviting this norwegian novist to try out for the team. did you ever think it would lead to this? >> no, never. it was like something to do for myself and my dog. >> reporter: his training and trial went well. he can nail field goals from 57, 58 yards. >> he's got ability, but you don't know what you have until you're in a crucial situation. >> reporter: they brought him back for another look. and who wouldn't want a kicker who can do this? and this? nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> that guy's good! >> than
're the wife of a prince, you've got to get knocked up. >> that is only the beginning. abc's nick watt explains. >> reporter: kate has broken one rule, royal bride are supposed to be pregnant within a year of the wedding. the role of the princess mum is not easy. diana tried to tear up the rule book. william first heir ever born in the hospital not a palace. diana the first royal mum to dare complain of morning sickness, also to fall asleep in public when her pregnancy was still a secret. traditionally royals didn't actually see much of their kids, but not diana. >> she wanted to be as present for her children as she possibly could. >> reporter: there were royal rules die ana could not shake. apparently william was induced so the birth didn't interrupt prince charles' polo schedule. the queen, diana's not own mom was her first visitor. the name traditional of course. bookie's favorites right now for kate and william's first born are george and ann. and time of the are cane and downright barbaric, 500 years ago, henry the eighth execute aid wife who failed to produce a male heir. and it's been n
finally gone too far. nick watt has the story. >> reporter: that woman is an innocent bystander. those guys with the coffin, they're actors. the elevator doors close, watch this. this brazilian tv show snags victim after victim. [ screaming ] >> reporter: this has gone global. people like to watch this stuff. but has reality tv just crossed the line? >> it's gone way, way, way beyond anything we could have ever imagined in "candid camera" days. >> reporter: just last week, magician wayne houcher was burned in a prank gone wrong on live tv. he is still in the hospital with first-degree burns. now, there's even an arrest warrant out for the show's host. more and more producers are playing with fire. >> there are consequences to really outrageous reality television. we just don't know what all those consequences are because we're in untested waters. >> reporter: this contestant on a german game show nearly killed himself, somersaulting over a moving car on live tv, with 10 million people watching. >> if this is where we are today, what would have to happen in the next five years to top it
in his famous father's footsteps. landing his first major fashion campaign at burberry. nick watt has the story. >> reporter: behold the modeling debut of 10-year-old romeo beckham. the fashion-forward spawn of david and victoria. >> this is sort of a natural extension of the beckham brand. >> reporter: fashion sense passed from father to son like a throne. or the keys to north korea. beauty is in the blood. cindy crawford's daughter models. dannielynn, anna nicole smith's little girl, just started at age 6. following in the footsteps of patrick schwarzenegger. i said patrick schwarzenegger. >> there's a lot of cute kids in the world. but no kid brings the immediate value that a celebrity kid brings. there's an instant recognizability, even if they don't know the kid. they certainly know the parents. >> reporter: but beware beckhams' senior. sometimes the offspring can eclipse. jon voight was big. angelina was huge. and some will not know who billy ray cyrus is. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> according to the creative director of burberry, romeo stole the show. she is, indeed. >
trying to kill christmas. nick watt put the christmas killjoys on the spot. >> this is the most wonderful time of the year. >> reporter: yep. 'tis the season for a fat man to wriggle down chimneys, leaving gifts. 'tis also the season for a skinny dude in texas to steal inflatable snowmen off of lawns. oh, my word. his victim did not want to be identify. >> he ran across the street to the other neighbor's house, taking their inflatable. >> reporter: maybe his heart's just two sizes too small. a real-life grinch. ♪ you're a mean one, mr. grinch ♪ >> reporter: midnight in maine, this grinch pulls up to a store, steals the giving tree. are these people just really hard-up? >> while these people are blatantly trying to find anything they can pick up. >> reporter: the sosa family from florida reports, gifts stolen from their front porch by what looks like a pregnant woman. >> the holidays, people tend to be more giving and stuff like that, and instead, people taking advantage of situations. >> reporter: 3:00 a.m., alito, texas, this christmas killjoy walks up to a front door, steals the wre
's nick watt. rudolph the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose ♪ >> reporter: he's the most renowned of reindeer. the star of song and screen. ♪ all of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names ♪ >> reporter: but, there's a whispering campaign. is are yrudolph just another dr? reindeer have lots and lots of vessels going their snout to keep them cozy. that's why rudolph's snoez red. so then why don't prancer, dancer, et al., also have glowing noses? >> sorry. >> reporter: try again? >> rudolph is the front of the sleigh, in the dreekt line of earth turbulence. he would need to keep his nose warmer than the rest. >> reporter: we caught up with a couple of reindeer in annen natural habitat. a california beach. it looks warm. >> yes, very. he's got fur on his nose. most deer don't have that. >> reporter: he's got hairier nostrils than my grand dad. if he was going to fly, he needs wings? >> no, they have magic. >> reporter: which takes us back to square one. it's all magic. let's just leave it at that. ♪ you would even say it glows >> reporter: nick watt, abc news, los a
the way she said it that didn't sit right with the show's producers. nick watt has the story. reporter: when she was on the road. >> seven swans aswimming. >> that's not -- yeah. >> renee, denied. because in the 12 days of christmas, some thing swim n is swimming, with the g. that one leftout letter cost her nearly $4,000. the online outrage, she was robbed. this couple on fox's million door money came before the walkman. wrong. they lost 800. the internet hordes offered them another shot. >> and on who wants to be a millionaire, this guy is the second biggest -- computer said he was wrong. >> david, i'm sorry. >> turned out he was right. came back for a do-over and went home with 125 grand. game show guests are very, very rich. after the scandals of the 1950s when shows like 21 were fixed to keep contestants in the mix, congress made it illegal. with the game shows, it's the tightest controlled tv show. >> it was easy to do. you did it in the very nag char and left off the g in seven swans aswim n. >> you're harsh, pat, harsh. >> that's rough. in san francisco a driver was charged wit
but there was something about the way she said it that didn't sit right with the show's producers. nick watt has the story. reporter: when she was on the road. >> seven swans aswimming. >> that's not -- yeah. >> renee, denied. because in the 12 days of christmas, some thing swim n is swimming, with the g. that one leftout letter cost her nearly $4,000. the online outrage, she was robbed. this couple on fox's million door money came before the walkman. wrong. they lost 800. the internet hordes offered them another shot. >> and on who wants to be a millionaire, this guy is the second biggest -- computer said he was wrong. >> david, i'm sorry. >> turned out he was right. came back for a do-over and went home with 125 grand. game show guests are very, very rich. after the scandals of the 1950s when shows like 21 were fixed to keep contestants in the mix, congress made it illegal. with the game shows, it's the tightest controlled tv show. >> it was easy to do. you did it in the very nag char and left off the g in seven swans aswim n. >> you're harsh, pat, harsh. >> that's rough. in san francisco a driver was c
, high stakes, extreme sport. abc's nick watt took a ride with a new generation of sailors. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: it is sailing, but not as we knew it. a gigantic catamaran in san francisco bay sailing too close to the wind. the most advanced yacht on earth, worth more than $8 million, capsizing. on these boats that is not even a sail. it's a carbon fiber wing. the sailors, well, they're beefcakes suited up like football players. skipper lured by big money teams with seven-figure salaries and they're flying across open water. >> it tleetss now. it's not guys putting on blazers and sitting on the side with a gin and tonic. >> reporter: i went out as a guest racer on san francisco bay with jimmy, no nonsense aussie and youngest ever america's cup winning skipper. he won it for the u.s. in 2010. >> are there sharks in here? >> yes, there are. >> reporter: these catamarans can fly at 50 miles an hour. it is terrifying. sailing has finally entered the 21st century, fueled by larry ellison's billions and a band of young brash athletes. sailing is now chasing the kind of fans who flock
would we find abc's nick watt but at a wedding chapel in las vegas. and it looks like you're about to walk down the aisle. >> reporter: i'm just here in a sort of supervisory capacity. actually waiting for the next bride and groom next in line. they're just freshening up before their big moment. since midnight, we've seen couples from australia, sweden, nebraska, all coming here to the epicenter of this 12-12-12 matrimonial craziness. >> i pronounce you two, husband and wife. >> reporter: ellie and tim got married at exactly 12 after midnight, 12-12-12. and you really think 12-12-12 is going to bring you luck? >> yes. >> reporter: longevity? make it work? >> we're hoping so. >> reporter: this place is packed with wannabe lucky couples. why are you getting married in the middle of the night in las vegas? >> it's what we could do on 12-12-12. >> reporter: david's bridal claims 7,500 brides will tie the knot today. an 1,446% increase over 12/12 last year. >> this is people's last chance to do something memorable on a date like this. >> reporter: and it will be another 88 years and 19
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